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How Travel Insurance Can Save Your Vacation

If you're thinking about planning your next vacation for you or for you and your family, you may want to include the purchase of travel insurance in your budget.

The percentage of people purchasing travel insurance has been on the rise over the last 10 years. Prior to that, less than 10 percent of travelers purchased travel insurance. Today, almost 30 percent of travelers purchase some sort of travel insurance coverage.

When preparing for and budgeting for a vacation, you should consider the different types of plans so you know which one will cover your needs best.

Travel insurance plans are available in a wide range of prices and cover a variety of circumstances. You can research plans online to find out which plan suits you, your vacation and your budget.

Many travel insurance plans cover financial loss. For example, many travel insurance plans will reimburse any money you have paid for nonrefundable tickets or payments, unused payments or deposits. These types of plans will reimburse your money if you have to cancel or interrupt your trip due to a reason covered by that plan. If you have booked an all inclusive stay at a family resort, but have an illness in the family that prevents you from taking that trip, your travel insurance will reimburse your costs so that you do not lose your money for a trip you could not take. Other plans can help cover unexpected travel expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances, which you have no control over. For example, during times of flight delays and cancellations due to weather, some travel insurance plans provide reimbursement for additional travel expenses you may incur, such as meals and accommodations.

Travel insurance can also cover some limited medical expenses. For example, some travel insurance plans will cover the costs of replacing prescriptions and necessary doctor, hospital or even dental visits while on vacation. This is important especially when travelling abroad since most health insurance plans do not cover medical expenses incurred outside the U.S.

Additional items covered by travel insurance plans can include: lost or stolen baggage, credit card replacement, legal assistance, language translation and, in case of death, return of remains.

When researching plans, make sure the policy includes 24-hour contact information either by phone or by internet from anywhere in the world. The right plan will be worth the small investment you’ll make in time and money if anything goes wrong.

To protect you, your family and your hard-earned money, be sure to research travel insurance options while you are making vacation plans. Much of the research can be done online.

Why won't travel insurance cover my flight cancellation

Michele Kemp and her family cancel a flight after her sister falls ill. Good thing she bought travel insurance, right Wrong. But how can she get her money back Question: I was supposed to fly from Sacramento, Calif., to Seattle with my sister and mother ...

Published:  Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:45:00 GMT



Travel Insurance Market 2017 Key Manufacturers Analysis

(EMAILWIRE.COM, November 24, 2017 ) ReportsWeb.com published "Global Travel Insurance Market Research Report Forecast 2017-2021" from its database. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also ...

Published:  Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:57:00 GMT



Exclusions cited as the plane infuriating when it comes to travel insurance

In addition to the quarter of us who hate the idea of not being able to claim for dozens of items 'hidden in the small print', 12 per cent say proving a valid claim is the worst aspect; yet paradoxically, 24 per cent say there is nothing annoying about ...

Published:  Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:07:00 GMT



Travel insurance premiums show it's worth shopping around

If you're heading overseas, don't take the first travel insurance offer you get. Analysis by research firm Canstar shows there is a lot of variation in the cost of travel insurance cover, and potential pitfalls to avoid. The firm's data showed that a ...

Published:  Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:40:00 GMT



Everything to know about the travel insurance industry

The Global Travel Insurance Market Research Report 2017 renders deep perception of the status of the Travel Insurance Industry on a global level. it focuses on the core regions which comprises of continents like Europe, North America, and Asia and the key ...

Published:  Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:42:00 GMT



Travel Trouble: Travel insurance fails families on trips

Are you planning a vacation over the holidays Perhaps you're planning a family trip over the winter break. Then this is a story that potentially affects you. It features two local couples' heartbreaking stories. Both planned trips of a lifetime.

Published:  Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:10:00 GMT



Traveling for the holidays Then consider buying travel insurance

Whether you've already made your holiday travel plans or are procrastinating, consider making a small investment in your trip. We can't predict who will get sick, if Mother Nature will cancel flights or if luggage gets lost, but we can play it safe by ...

Published:  Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:44:00 GMT



Travel Troubleshooter: Why won't my Travelocity travel insurance cover me

Dear Travel Troubleshooter: I was supposed to fly from Sacramento to Seattle recently with my sister and mother for a family wedding. Before our trip, my sister had to be rushed to the emergency room with an unexpected heart condition. This prevented us ...

Published:  Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:59:00 GMT



Is Airline Ticket Insurance A Total Ripoff

The latter move is usually the wrong one in the eyes of most travel experts, as many travelers are already covered by a trip insurance policy they haven't considered: that of their credit card. "I don't think you should [buy airline trip insurance ...

Published:  Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMT



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